How long have you been paddling? Under what conditions? We do NOT paddle whitewater (rapids), but we paddle everything from totally flat water to 3-foot waves.
I've paddled sporadically in mangrove and bay settings.
If you own a kayak, what type and how long? (say "N/A" if you don't own) If you paddle a stand-up paddleboard, whitewater kayak or inflatable kayak, this is NOT the club for you.
Have you read, and do you agree to, the Liability Waiver posted under Pages? If not, you cannot be a member of this group.
Do you agree to keep a readily identifiable, current close-up photo of your face posted as your primary photo? This is required for both social and safety reasons. (For a full explanation, click on Pages and read Profile Picture Requirements.)
Hello! I'm a newbie to kayaking, but think this will be a good way to start the sport!
We paddle the rivers, lakes, marshes, and bays in the Washington, D.C., area. We get up close and personal with beautiful scenery and wildlife, we see things from the water that are not visible any other way, and we enjoy the special happiness -- a magical combination of tranquility and exhilaration -- that comes from being on the water. Some of us paddle for the exercise, some to watch birds, some to reduce tension, and some to socialize. But we all enjoy kayaking, and enjoy doing it together.
We don't do whitewater kayaking (other than occasional small rapids), but we paddle in a variety of conditions ranging from total calm to big waves. Some of our trips are suitable for beginners and some are not -- but we welcome newcomers, so if you're interested in flat water kayaking, check us out!